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Teacher Certification

In compliance with the Maryland Redesign of Teacher Education, the heart of the Washington College Teacher Certification Program is a two semester, 100-day internship.

Secondary

The secondary internship begins with the second semester of the junior year and ends with the completion of the student teaching experience in the fall semester of the senior year.

Alternately, students may elect to begin the internship in the spring semester of the senior year and complete student teaching in the fall semester following graduation.  

Special accommodations will be made for non-traditional students.

The internship will be completed in one of the seven secondary Professional Development Schools the College has established in three local counties. 

Please Note: Students pursuing secondary teacher certification should consult with the secondary field experience coordinator, Erin Counihan, as well as with their major advisor.

Students who are interested in secondary education should complete the interest form (PDF) and return it to Faculty Secretary Cathy Naundorf in Goldstein 114. This form will notify the Education faculty of your interest and will ensure that you receive email notices regarding scheduling and special events.

Elementary

The elementary internship begins the first semester of the senior year and ends in the spring semester of the senior year.

Special accommodations will be made, when possible, for non-traditional students.

The internship will be completed in one of the four elementary Professional Development Schools the College has established in two local counties.

Please Note: Students pursuing elementary teacher certification should consult with the Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program, Bridget Bunten, as well as with their major advisor.